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Measures to enhance the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights and Dignity of Older Persons

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The UN General Assembly Third Committee adopted the resolution, "Measures to enhance the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights and Dignity of Older Persons" by consensus.  

This is an important step forward that to some degree signals the UN's continued commitment.

The key asks in the Open Letter from Civil Society Organizations to the Co-Chairs of the OEWG are reflected in the final text of the resolution by:

  • Recognizing the work of the OEWG and encouraging Member States to continue to support it
  • Encouraging Member States to continue to explore alternative measures to improve the protection of older people's rights by presenting possible content for a multi-lateral legal instrument at the OEWG
  • Recommending the next OEWG session to take place in 2016

Read the adopted resolution here.


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